You're not me

Psychological Perspectives

There are many ways we experience other people. First and foremost, other people are different than we are. We experience the differences quite strongly in many instances. Here is an example. Walking down the street, you pass a homeless person. Are you repulsed or fearful? Many people are both. Why is that? The answer is psychological involving many possibilities. Here is just one.

Let's begin by considering you. You know your ego (beliefs, values and identity) fairly well. You know your likes and dislikes, your habits and routines, your hygienic practices and more. You live within a circle of...


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